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Not long ago, Sean O’Malley revealed that despite selling a high-volume of O’Malley gear through Reebok, “Suga Show” himself only walked away with a very small percentage of that number. He also told of plans to release his own merchandise, speaking cryptically of some big money moves to come.
O’Malley was not kidding around. The Bantamweight prospect released a series of limited edition jerseys, reportedly selling about 100 of them almost instantly at $200 a piece! I don’t know how much a presumably high-quality custom basketball jersey costs to produce, but O’Malley pulled in rough $20,000 in revenue. It certainly seems likely that he profited quite a bit more than that pitiful Reebok check.
Sean O’Malley put out a $200 jersey that sold out in 39 seconds yesterday.— Super Fan (@McGregorRousey) July 25, 2020
This guy isn’t even ranked yet and is already the most marketable non-champion in the UFC.
He will be the biggest draw in the UFC by 2021. pic.twitter.com/4hvwPqqeU0
In addition, O’Malley auctioned off a pair of jerseys separately. Jersey #69 and #420 were signed and listed on eBay, where O’Malley tested his market value.
The jerseys sold for about $2,000 each.
All in all, the custom jerseys appear to be a successful experiment, demonstrating the serious demand for O’Malley merchandise — and “Suga” himself. When the story about Reebok first broke, I saw quite a few fans on Twitter and readers here on MMAmania questioning if O’Malley really sold that much ... Consider this compelling evidence that O’Malley is a definite hot commodity with major star potential.
O’Malley is currently jawing at many of the division’s biggest names, but he’s set to fight Marlon Vera at UFC 252 in just a couple weeks.
Corey Anderson endured some really scary side effects after his latest knockout loss. Here’s hoping “Overtime” is indeed back at full health and able to make a safe return to competition.
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Its been a long road back.. BUT never the less we are back! . . . . Feb 21st following my last fight I blacked out and collapsed smashing my face on a gravel road after scouting some land for hrs. Ended up in the ER for 5 days running numerous of test and blood work to figure out what happened. I seen a long list of different doctors, all but one said it was do to major concussion and lack of water and food after hiking through the woods for hrs. 1 doctor would tell me it was my heart... that my heart had stopped beating and it could happen again but next time in a fight!! Instantly my wifes face change and my emotions as well. I become angry with doctors bc i was scared internally. I would take many trips to NYU hospital meeting several different specialist during many more test and undergoing 2 very painful outpatient heart procedures to find more evidence to go along with that ONE doctors notes He had put a complete halt to my career as a fighter until it was clear my heart was safe to compete. And as of last monday night, I left hospital for the final time after my last procedure, with clearance note in hand, and the doctor telling me "Congrats Mr. Anderson, I can let you go back to beating people up!" . . . After my fight the commission/medics failed to do the proper after fight check up and I went back to living life as normal. And I paid a hefty price!! This world wind 5 months have put ALOT of things into perspective and as a veteran fighter who in the past has just fought with reckless abandoned with no care for rest and mental health long as I can keep fighting. I advise you other fighters to look after your health if you took some big shots to your head in a fight or practice, take the proper time to recover. It took me having my son sitting there looking at me in a hospital bed to realize there is real life after fighting and I want to be here to enjoy it. Fight smart, train smart, but recover and rest SMARTER!! Use your head while you still have the brains to do so. . Huge thank you to @taylorrpricee of the @ufc who was always on top of getting everything going EVERY STEP OF THE WAY! As well as @aliabdelaziz000 and Hunter Campbell #motivationmonday
This account is producing a bunch of these animations, and they’re awesome! Expect to see more to come ...
Guess the Fighte!. Guess the fight— Polite Vulture (@PoliteVulture) July 27, 2020
Do you know who the fighter is just by seeing them move?
Share with your friends and see who can get it? I posted this one to my instagram and alot of people guessed wrong surprisingly.#MMAanimation pic.twitter.com/s4DWH539RW
Shoutout the Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on a legendary career and excellent final fight!
Just a few wins on Lil Nog's resume:— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 23, 2018
Alistair Overeem x2
Kaz Nakamura x2
Dan Hardy gives his own response to all the drama with Herb Dean (which is currently under investigation). My opinion: that was a terrible stoppage!
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I love Mixed Martial Arts. Sometimes it doesn’t love me back though, and that’s alright. Regardless, I’ll always do everything in my power to protect it, and those dedicating themselves to it. Sometimes you may disagree with me, and that’s alright as well. I’m always going to speak my mind, and it will always be backed by what I feel in my heart. If you understand what it takes to get in there, then you understand my passion and anger when I see a fighter left unprotected. It isn’t the first time it’s happened, and twice in a night is clear negligence, in my opinion. The referees job is more important than any other person in that building. It is on their shoulders to protect fighters from getting seriously hurt when they are unable to protect themselves. You may just see UFC fighters in there, but I see friends, teammates, sons, daughters, mothers and fathers, competing in the sport that they love. When I make a mistake, I look stupid on live TV. When a referee makes a mistake, people are left vulnerable and can be seriously damaged. That can be life-changing, and we all have someone to go home to, that loves us and wants us back in one piece. Thank you for all of the kind words and messages I’ve received. I am truly grateful. I’ll see you all around... ♥️ —————— ☠️Outlaw ☠️ —————— - @jeffbottari
Utilizing the bounce of the wall/cage is an underappreciated tactic when it comes to scoring takedowns in MMA.
Sage Northcutt puts the bones in his feet at risk for our entertainment.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
This throwback from Yair Rodriguez is pretty incredible — it’s a long journey to become a top contender like “Pantera!”
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Mi primera pelea de MMA con reglas, no entendía bien por qué me descalificaron. ♂️ Aquí les dejo un recuerdo que seguro no habían visto de mi. Tenía 17 años y básicamente nada de experiencia en el mundo de MMA. 10 años después aquí sigo haciendo lo mismo pero ahora por una causa más grande, por representar a una nación y ayudar a crecer y fomentar el deporte. He tenido mucho apoyo y gente que siempre ha estado, pero debo de confesar que el trabajo más difícil siempre lo tendrás que hacer con tus propias manos y los caminos más difíciles serán solitarios de recorrer. Espero les guste el recuerdo, déjenme sus comentarios acercas del video Saludos!
We are back with SUMO!
This is a worthwhile reminder that in both boxing and MMA, records are quite padded, because fans love it! 10-0 sells!
Deja vu of “Soccer Mom” a disgrace really. pic.twitter.com/DX0Zfsl3OO— Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) July 25, 2020
Hawaii’s volcanic activity is pretty neat.
Midnight Music: Currently in the midst of a socially distant camping trip, and for my money, it doesn’t get more road trip playlist-y than “The Boss.”
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.